Cheap supermarket flowers are great for some small projects, but in my case today, I got what I paid for. For £2 at Asda, I got a bunch of flowers + 3 dead flies! Lovely. Still, it did the job and they looked lovely in the end.
These floral cupcakes aren’t edible, unfortunately. But they make very cute table decorations for a tea party or a small gift for a friend. Follow the instructions below to make your own :-)
You will need…
- A plastic cup (the disposable kind)
- 2 muffin cases
- Floral oasis
- Scrapbook paper or decorative card
- Double sided tape
- A bunch of small head flowers such as spray carnations / roses + foliage
- Cut off the bottom half of the plastic cup (about an inch high.)
- Soak a small bit of Oasis and when it’s wet, cut it into a shape the same size but a tiny bit taller than the plastic cup bottom and fit inside. Chamfer (smooth) the edges.
- Using a bit of tape, secure the bottom of the plastic cup, to the bottom of a muffin case.
- With the other muffin case, create a template by cutting down one side and cutting out the bottom so you are left with a curved strip (see 2nd pic above.) Trace around it on your scrapbook paper to create the muffin case template.
- Cut out the template using scalloped scissors (optional) and secure a small strip of double sided tape on one edge. Fit the strip around the muffin case attached to the oasis and secure.
- Now you can start filling the oasis with foliage and flowers. Start by adding foliage all around the edge and use the tallest bits in the centre and the shortest bits towards the edge. Then fill with flowers, also keeping the stems longer towards the centre.
- When you are happy with the flowers, you are done! Top the Oasis up with a little water everyday to keep the flowers fresh for up to a week.
If any of my instructions above seem to make no sense, please let me know!